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Senior Project Manager

Keele UniversityRecruiter: Keele University

Specialism: Project Management

Sector: Project Management

Job type: Permanent

Salary range: £50,000 - £74,999

Location: North West

Senior Project Manager

£49,772 to £59,400 per annum | North West | Date posted 19 Apr 2017

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. With a turnover in excess of £130 million, over 9,000 students and a total staff of 1,700, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. 

Keele has embarked on an ambitious capital development programme that will see investment of over £350m into the University Estate over the next 5-10 years.

Due to the scale and complexity of the capital programme the University is seeking to make the appointment of a Senior Project Manager to strengthen the Projects team within the Estates and Development Directorate. 

Reporting to the Head of Projects, the Senior Project Manager will take personal responsibility for the leadership of the major projects that emanate from the capital programme as well management responsibility for internal project managers on the delivery of a diverse range minor and mid-sized capital projects.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of leading large scale, technical complex capital development projects in a client side or client’s consultant project management role.  You will have a high degree of commercial acumen, with the ability to monitor and report on development progress from both a design, programme and contractual perspective.

It is essential that the successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders across a large, complex organisation. 

Experience of having worked on major capital projects in the education, healthcare, science, commercial and/or student accommodation development schemes would be particularly advantageous.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisers Ben Duffill and Marcus May at The Management Recruitment Group on 020 7959 2368. 

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to

Closing date for applications: 14 May 2017

Job benefits: Benefits package
Job ref: Senior Project Manager
Application deadline: 14 May 2017

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